Greek life is alive and well in the State of Alabama. The University of Alabama sororities reported handing out 2,338 bids while Auburn saw 1,401. Every year these two schools hold massive bid days. It makes one wonder if the state of Alabama is the fratiest and srattiest in the country. Let’s take a look at some of the numbers and other tidbits.... Read more

    

5 Safety Tips for Girls On Campus

Nicole Bradley-Bernard General

With the unfortunate reality of violence against women in our society, it is important to be aware and to be taking precautions in hopes of not becoming yet another victim. Unfortunately, even on campus, women aren’t safe from predators and the threat of sexual assault. In fact, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, 21% of college women have experienced sexual assault with rates increasing to 25% by graduation. While it is never the victims fault, by taking some (or all) of the suggested precautions below, you have a better chance of not becoming part of this awful statistic:... Read more

    

Nine Ways to Psych Yourself up for Fall Semester

Blythe Wilson Greek Life

As summer comes to a close, it is now the time to mentally and emotionally prepare for another school year. Yes, it is sad that your break is almost over, but there is so much for you to look forward to waiting for you back on campus. Here are some tips to get yourself psyched up for Fall semester 2018.... Read more

    

​Unpaid Internships - Good Or Bad?

John D’Amico Greek Life

So it is summertime and a lot of college students are likely taking part in internships to help them get a job after college. Many of these internships are likely unpaid. And many would argue that this is unfair. They would say it is wrong to have people work for you without paying them any salary. So are they right or wrong? Let’s take a look.... Read more

    

Why I Chose to Major in my Passion Over Money

Kera Academics

I, like many other English majors, have been told countless times that there will be no jobs for me once I graduate or the jobs that I do find won’t pay well. While deciding what I wanted to do with my life, I didn’t choose a profession that would make me rich, I chose one that would make me happy.... Read more

    

There has been rumblings of ending greek life on campuses where fraternity and sororities have thrived for generations. Most notably, Harvard University is examining banning greek life for good. In another example, Penn State’s community is also flirting with its demise. In contrast to the assault on greek life that many campuses are experiencing, a small university of 1,200 students is welcoming its inaugural sororities and fraternities in the fall of 2017. Why are they doing this?... Read more

    

​Things I Wish I Knew When Apartment Hunting

Deborah Tragasz Greek Life

College is over and you do not want to live in your parents’ basement forever…so it is time to start looking for a pad of your own. But this process is a tiring one, usually fraught with many a headache. After just going through the apartment hunting process myself, I wanted to share with you some of the things I wish I’d known when I began this process so you do not have to learn on the fly.... Read more

    

​5 Quick Dorm-Friendly Snack Ideas

Nicole Bradley-Bernard General

As a college student, you are always busy. Between all your classes, all your homework, all the social events you try to make it to, work, and finding time to sleep; finding time for food prep can be challenging. We are all guilty of avoiding it and heading to the nearest vending machine for a snack during those late-night study breaks. But it doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are 5 quick, easy, and relatively nutritious snack ideas to keep you full and focused:... Read more

    

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